Read the January 27th
editorial in Eye Weekly:
"Pimping Our Ride"
click here

 

 

"In my view, the proposed new platform video screens are inadequate if installed as per the 'pilots'.....I am not sure just who did our evaluation and what format was used but I submit that given the wave of criticism that I have received about the pilot project, we have a responsibility to ensure that these are done right." ~ TTC Chair Howard Moscoe in a letter to the TTC Commissioners, April 5th.

At the April 6 TTC meeting, Moscoe requested that the vote be delayed until May 11th. Commissioner Adam Giambrone moved three motions from the Toronto Public Space Committee and all three were adopted by the TTC.

The TTC will vote on Wednesday May 11 whether to "roll out" the video advertising screens into all stations.


After a very brief pilot project, TTC staff have written an unbelievable report (based on two "surveys") that states:

• There is no opposition to the expansion of the new Platform Video Screens throughout the system.

• 97% of riders like the new platform screens better than the existing "Metron" units.

"No opposition"? How insulting, considering over 400 people have taken the time to e-mail the TTC Commissioners to say "No" to video advertising on the TTC. Eye magazine has published a full page editorial criticising the project and if you look closer at their own survey, over 78% said they don't want to see ads on the screens!

Get involved:

1) WRITE A WRITTEN DEPUTATION!
Send it to Freda Stanois at the TTC: freda.stanois@ttc.ca
Address your letter to Howard Moscoe.

2) FILL OUT THE TTC ONLINE SURVEY click here


3) COME TO THE TTC MEETING!!
Wednesday, May 11 at City Hall
(Committee Room #3)
The meeting begins at 1pm. Deputations begin at 2pm.

At the meeting, we encourage you to make a deputation. All citizens are allowed to speak fo rup to five minutes. Don't by shy, be heard!

Click here for the city's page about deputations.
Click here for the TPSC tip sheet on making deputations.
To sign up for a deputation call Freda Stanois @416-393-3698

(NOTE: This vote is separate from the decision about installing the screens in subway CARS. This is just for the stations.)


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